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Joel Alfred Bunch


Shot down 22 June 1943 in B-17 #4230211. Prisoner of War (POW).



Units served with

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 335th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-30211

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/4/43; Smoky Hill 6/5/43; Tinker 15/5/43; Lincoln 21/5/43; Dow Fd 24/5/43; Assigned 92BG 3/6/43, transferred 335BS/95BG [OE-T] Alconbury 13/6/43; Horham 16/6/43; 1m, Missing in Action Huls 22/6/43 with Capt Joel Bunch, Co-pilot:...


  • VIII Bomber Command 65

    22 June 1943
    The German rubber industry (Chemische Werke Hüls AG) at Marl (district Hüls-Nord), Germany, is the primary objective of this mission and is assigned to the Bomb Groups with the most expericence. Also the industrial area of Antwerp, Belgium is assigned...


Event Location Date
Prisoner of War (POW) Bavaria, Germany 22 June 1943 – 29 April 1945

Spent time in Stalag Luft III then force marched and transported to Mooseberg Bavaria. He was liberated by 14th Armoured Division.


Date Contributor Update
19 February 2020 20:11:41 BillBunchUSA Changes to middlename, highest rank and awards

Son of Joel Alfred Bunch

Date Contributor Update
11 April 2015 17:56:52 simaguire Changes to mission associations

B17s over Berlin

Date Contributor Update
11 April 2015 17:53:35 simaguire Changes to events

B17s over Berlin

Date Contributor Update
11 April 2015 17:52:40 simaguire Changes to events

B17s over Berlin. Edited by Ian L Hawkins

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:22 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4903 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database